Sunday, October 20, 2013
Zydrunas Savickas Breaks Log Lift World Record
by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind
He rules the log lift and proving it once again, Zydrunas Savickas broke the world record yesterday at the Log Lift World Championships with a lift of 222.5 kg, Ilkka Kinnunen reported to IronMind.
Long has Zydrunas Savickas dominated the log lift, and yesterday he pushed the world record to 222.5 kg. IronMind® | Courtesy of SCL.
“It was an awesome weather in Vilnius today when athletes were getting ready for the Log World Championships,” Kinnunen said, setting the stage for top results and a great TV show.
“The competition was live on Eurosport, which always puts some extra pressure on the guys to try to make huge lifts. That we saw today when Zydrunas Savickas stepped up for his last attempt. The log was loaded up to 222.5kg. He made few big shouts and stepped onto the platform. He easily brought the log to his chest and immediately pressed it up very clean and steady. What a power and, of course, a new world record has seen daylight.
“Second was Vidas Blekaitis, with also excellent lift of 205 kg. He definitely had some power to go even higher.
“Third was Krzyzstof Radzikowski, with a result of 200 kg. He missed his last lift, 205 kg, which he normally does easily.
“Fourth was Dainis Zageris, with a result of 185 kg. He missed 190 kg
“Fifth was Matt Wanat with a result 180 kg. He missed 190kg
“Today we will continue with the MHP Strongman Champions League: 6 events, 12 athletes. This is 14th stage already. The leader at the moment is Kryzstof Radzikowski. So stay tuned for more news coming up,” Kinnunen said.
Visit the IronMind Forum: talk strength, discuss this story. Strongman, grip, Highland Games, Olympic lifting, stones and more.
You can also follow IronMind on Twitter and on Facebook.
Captains of Crush® Hand Grippers
The gold standard of grippers
This is the gripper that changed the world: 11 strengths.
Zenith: The Digital Fitness Gripper
New IronMind, the Zenith Gripper:
Bold looks, a different feelng and a new way to train for strong and healthy hands.
A new way to squat, dip, chin
ALight is all alluminum with no welds, nuts or bolts—
featuring beautifully crafted parts and portability on par with a bag of golf clubs.
SUPER SQUATS: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks
The defnitive book on 20-rep squats, the mother of all bulk and power routines.
MILO®: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes
Universal power broker
We deal in kilos and meters, pounds and feet.
Strong-Enough™ Lifting Straps
Most popular" at WSM
Proven daily by the world's strongest men.
Say goodbye to tennis elbow
Prevent, eliminate or reduce tennis elbow and associated pains. Simple, fun and effective.